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September 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Bonney Lake man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

A 45-year-old Bonney Lake man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty this week in U.S. District Court to possessing and distributing child pornography, including a nearly six-minute video that shows the sexual abuse of an infant girl who was hung upside-down, beaten and tortured with ice and a lit candle. Kevin Gerald Heiland collected more…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: child pornography, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. District Court

February 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Video captures attack on Wash. bus driver

[do action="custom_iframe" url="http://embed.newsinc.com/Single/iframe.html?WID=1&VID=25661043&freewheel=69016&sitesection=seattletimes" width="630" height="400"] Video warning: Profane language and violence. UPDATE, 6:10 p.m. |  The Olympian cites court papers that say the 24-year-old man who attacked the bus driver suffers from mental-health issues and was off his medications. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon today ordered the man be held on suspicion of second-degree felony assault…

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December 19, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Video shows bus passengers taking down armed robber

  The Associated Press Surveillance video from a Metro bus in Seattle shows the dramatic takedown of an armed man who was robbing passengers of their phones. The video from Nov. 25 is evidence in the case against 19-year-old Trevonnte Brown of Seattle. He pleaded not guilty on Monday to robbery charges and is jailed with bail…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, bus, phones

September 24, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Seattle police looking for people in Belltown robbery-related video

Seattle police detectives are asking the public for help with identifying three people in connection with the robbery of a 33-year-old man in Belltown last week, according to a police news release. The victim was found unconscious, without his phone or wallet, near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Lenora Street early in the morning…

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August 22, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Lawsuit claims Puyallup police held inmate “peepshow”

Puyallup police have for years been selectively videotaping and watching young women change their clothes and use the toilet while in custody, according to a lawsuit filed today in Pierce County Superior Court.

The lawsuit names as plaintiffs 11 women and one man who claim they were videotaped in various states of undress by officers in the city jail’s holding cells.

Attorney James Egan said the plaintiffs were “detained for misdemeanors only to become the victims” of what he called “felony voyeurism.” Egan said he began investigating the police department’s booking and surveillance practices more than two years ago. He called the practice of observing detainees a “peepshow.”

But  Puyallup City Attorney Kevin Yamamoto claims that cameras in jail holding cells are nothing new, that all Puyallup detainees are required to change into jail clothes for mug shots and that Egan went through the jailhouse videos and “cherry-picked” for alleged victims.

According to Egan, the  plaintiffs all had been detained by Puyallup police on suspicion of driving under the influence.

They were taken to the police station where several plaintiffs claim they were patted down thoroughly and in a sexual manner, according to the suit.

They then were directed into a video-monitored holding cell where they were told to strip and change into jail clothes for their mug shots, according to the lawsuit. Egan said there is no reason to require someone to change their clothes to pose for a mug shot.

He said many of the plaintiffs were released within hours of being booked.

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Comments | Topics: peepshow, police, Puyallup

July 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Video: Kenneth Bae asks U.S. for help from North Korean prison

A Lynnwood man sentenced to hard labor in North Korea has asked his captors to “forgive” him and for the U.S. to “try harder” to bring him home. In an interview with Choson Sinbo, a pro-North Korean newspaper based in Japan, Kenneth Bae spoke in Korean and said he has been working at the prison’s farm. “I…

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May 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Video: Man rescued from Lake Ballinger last Friday

A man had to be rescued last Friday when his kayak flipped in Lake Ballinger in Mountlake Terrace. Luckily, people heard the kayaker’s calls for help, including two fishermen who went to the man’s rescue, according to our community news partner, My Edmonds News. The fishermen helped the man stay above water until the fire department arrived….

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